Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Uploading of RTI replies on the respective website of Ministry/ Department

No.1/1/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi-1
Dated : 21-10-2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Uploading of RTI replies on the respective website of Ministry/ Department.

Attention is invited to DOPT’s guidelines on suo motu disclosure issued vide 0M. No.1/6/2011-IR dated 15-4-2013 whereby Public Authorities have an obligation to proactively disclose RTI applications and appeals received by them and their responses on their websites.

2. In order to facilitate uploading of RTI applications/appeals received and their responses on the website, a new feature has been added to the CPIO/FAA’s module on the ‘RTI online” portal on pilot basis for DOPT. This feature provides an option to the CPIO and FAA to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal respectively on the website of the Department.

3. This feature is now being extended to other Ministries/Departments of Government of India. For displaying the RTI applications received in the Ministry/Department and the reply furnished thereof, by the use of the said feature, web services would be provided through a URL to each Ministry/Department by NIC/DOPT. The concerned Ministry/Department needs to consume this web service (by writing a program) to display the desired contents on its respective website. Accordingly, it is requested that the Ministries/Departments may contact NIC/DOPT (Shri Y. V. Ramana and Shri Manu Garg, Scientist D’/NlC — Ph- 23040281) for this purpose. An immediate action is requested so that the facility to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal respectively on the website of the respective Ministry/Department may be started w.e.f. 31st October, 2014.

4, It may be noted that RTI applications and appeals received and their responses relating to the personal information of an individual may not be disclosed, if they do not serve any public interest.

sd/-
(Sandeep Jain)
Director(IR)

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_1_2013-IR-1-A.pdf
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Govt. employees start work late, stay late

On most days, Central government staff work for eight hours

The occasional surprise checks by Union Ministers to see if government employees are reporting to work on time may not have brought in 100 per cent compliance, but employees aren’t as late to office as widely perceived.

The Hindu got exclusive access to one week of Central government attendance data, thanks to the first publicly available database of employees, and found that employees tend to be a bit late in getting to work, but most work a full day.

Two weeks ago, the Union overnment launched attendance.gov.in, a web portal that allows live tracking of over 50,000 Central government employees the moment he signs in and out of work.

Using a Unique Identification Number (UID)-enabled back-end, the system allows the employees’ sign-in to be authenticated and uploaded to the website in under two seconds. Personally identifiable information about individual employees is not available for public view.

Getting to work at 9 a.m. sharp is still a challenge. Just over 20 per cent of the employees swiped in by 9 on most days, but attendance picks up in the 9 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. period, when the largest number of swipe-ins takes place. The median in-time, The Hindu found, is 9.18 a.m.

Consequently, the employees leave office a little late, with 5 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. being the swipe out time among most. The median exit is 5.45 p.m.

The numbers show that on most days — except Friday, the last working day, — eight of 10 Central government employees worked for at least eight hours. This figure is only indicative as some employees appear to be making errors while swiping in or out.

Junior employees come in earlier than those higher up the bureaucracy, but this could be on account of the fact that senior bureaucrats’ days often begin with meetings in other offices and locations, an Additional Secretary whom The Hindu reached for comment said.

“We are very clear that what we are offering are the tools for measurement. Decisions on what to do with attendance data is not our job — that is for the personnel ministry,” Ram Sewak Sharma, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, who is responsible for the project, told The Hindu.

Mr. Sharma launched Jharkhand’s version of the attendance portal during his stint there as Chief Secretary after his posting as Director-General of the Unique Identification Authority of India.

Individual employees’ data in the new Central government portal is not available for public view, but the organisation shared one week’s data — after anonymising it — with The Hindu for analysis.

Source:http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-employees-start-work-late-stay-late/article6515579.ece
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7 CP Commission’s visit to Mumbai

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission has started holding meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a first-hand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Mumbai from 6th November, 2014 to 8th November, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.  The last date for receiving request for meeting is 30th October, 2014 (1700 hours).


Source: http://7cpc.india.gov.in/news04.html
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Monday, October 20, 2014

In-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments-DOPT

F.No.T-17/1/2014-CTP(CSS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Training Division)
New Delhi, 17th October, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: To start in-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments

In this era of rapid transformation and heightened expectation of prompt and effective public service delivery, Government has initiated a number of reform strategies/steps aiming at improving the Knowledge, Skill and Attitude (KSA) of its employees thereby empowering them to function in citizen-centric manner. The effectiveness with which the new policies are implemented will largely be dependent on the quality of civil service administration and the ability of its members to operate effectively in the changed environment. This requires a continuous focus on training of employees, who are our most important asset. An important part of valuing and managing them effectively is to ensure that they have access to relevant, high quality, accessible and on-going training.


2. At present, the senior civil servants are exposed to a number of training programmes at different stages such as induction training, mandatory mid-career training, in-service training etc. These trainings are mostly organised service wise and within services at same level. Perhaps there is no training being imparted at Ministry/Department level covering all its Group B and C employees on same subject.

3. A need for starting in-house training in each Ministry/Department was emphasised by the Hon’ble Prime Minister during the presentation of the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions on 12.09.14. Such training session in each Ministry/Department should ideally have 45 persons and should be for duration of one hour to be held on weekly basis. Subjects and master trainers could also be identified in-house for this purpose.

4. The objective of an hour in-house weekly training is to provide training to all employees of the Ministry/Department on a regular basis without dislocating their work. This being in-house training, there may not be any additional financial burden as well. The Departments would be free to choose training topics as per their requirements and utilise in-house expertise for imparting training. This will also help in achieving the National Training Policy 2012 objective of training of all employees.

5. Following the directions of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel & Training has started in-house weekly training for its employees which was inaugurated by the Additional Principal Secretary to PM on 9th October 2014. All officials from LDC up to Under Secretaries will be nominated in batches of 45-50 and the training will be conducted every Wednesday from 10.00 am to 11.00 am. You or your representative can attend this training after giving prior intimation, so that your Ministry/Department is familiarised to start in-house training.

6. Accordingly, all Ministries/Department are requested to start hourly in-house weekly training for their employees up to Under Secretaries immediately. In case the Ministries/Departments require training module on a particular subject to be developed/ procured, they may either contact the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM), New Delhi or get it sourced through their own training institutes. The tentative learning schedule of DOPT is enclosed. If any assistance in this regard is required, kindly let DOPT know.

7. It is also requested that action taken may be informed to this Department for apprising the PMO.

(Sanjeev Kumar Jindal)
Director (Trg.) Tel. No: 26107960
email: sanjeev.jindal@nic.in

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02trn/inhouse171014.pdf
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Partial modification of Rule 27 of PO Guide-INDIA POST

F. No. 1-3/2014 -PO
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
PO Division 
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi 110001
Dated: 30 /09/2014.
To,
Addl. Directorate General of APS

Subject: Method of Address -reg.

I am directed to intimate that in partial modification of Rule 27 of PO Guide Part-I, the method of address of the mails addressed to Defense Service Personnel serving in Army and Air Force may be read as follows:


No.
Rank
Name
Unit
PIN- C/O 56 or 99 APO (9000056 or 9000099)
Mobile No (Optional)

This may be brought to the notice of all the concerned for compliance.
The receipt of the same may kindly be acknowledged.
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(M.S.Rana)
Asst. Director Genereal (PO)

Source: http://www.indiapost.gov.in/DOP/Pdf%5CCirculars%5CMethod_of%20_Address_1561_13102014_pub_upload.PDF
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Friday, October 17, 2014

LATEST CLARIFICATION REGARDING CADRE RESTRUCTURING IN CBEC

Cadre restructuring in CBEC – Cadre wise distribution of 1194 sanctioned posts of Appraisers
OCTOBER 17, 2014 BY ADMIN LEAVE A COMMENT

CBEC again make cadre-wise distribution of the posts and cadre-wise distribution of the 1194 sanctioned posts of Appraisers amongst three cadres is indicated below…

F.No. A-11019/08/2013 Ad.IV (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs

Dated: 16th October, 2014

To,
All Chief Commissioners of Central Excise & Customs,
All Chief Commissioners of Customs,
All Chief Commissioners of Customs (Preventive),
All Directors General,
Chief Commissioner (AR). CESTAT, New Delhi,
Chief Commissioner (Tax Arrear Recovery),
Director, Central Revenues Control Laboratories,
Chairman, Settlement Commission,

Sub –  Allocation of posts in Group ‘A’. ‘B’ & ‘C’ amongst Reorganized Zones / Commissionerates and Directorates General / Directorates/Other Formations, consequent upon cadre restructuring of the Field Formations under CBEC- regarding.

Sir / Madam,
I am directed to refer to the Board’s letter F No. A-11019/08/2013 Ad. IV dated 01 08.2014, regarding allocation of the posts ïn various grades amongst the field formations under CBEC.

2. There are three Cadres of Appraiser grade posts, viz. Mumbai Custom Cadre, Chennai Customs Cadre and Kolkata Customs Cadre. Appraisers belonging to the said three Appraiser cadres are posted to Customs Commissionerates (including Customs Commissionerates manned by Central Excise Staff) as well as Central Excise Commissionerates. After notification of revised staff strength, vide Board’s order F. No. A-11019/08/2013 Ad. IV dated 01.08.2014; it has become necessary to again make cadre-wise distribution of the posts. Accordingly, cadre-wise distribution of the 1194 sanctioned posts of Appraisers amongst three cadres is indicated in the Annexure-A to this letter.

3. Customs Commissionerates (manned by Central Excise staff) and Central Excise Commissionerate will fill the posts of Appraiser allocated to them by concerned cadre controlling Zone, namely Mumbai, Kolkata &  Chennai.

4. All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise are also hereby authorized to post such Appraisers as drawn from the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities to any post of Appraiser under their jurisdiction.

5. Cadre Controlling Chief Commissioners of the three Cadres shall ensure that officers belonging to the cadre under their respective control are posted on rotational basis to all the Commissionerate sharing staff strength from the cadre under their respective control. Further, the working strength and vacancies in the cadre shall be proportionately shared with all
the Commissionerates of Customs and Central Excise sharing the cadre strength.

6. Cadre Controlling Chief Commissioners shall also ensure that the number of officers deputed to any Commissionerate does not exceed the quota of posts earmarked to that Commissionerate.

Yours faithfully,
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(Bharati Sridhar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

ANNEXURE

(referred to in the CBEC Letter No. A-11019/08/2013 Ad. IV dated .10.2014)

1. Mumbai Customs Cadre of Appraiser :
(CCA- Chief Commissioner of Customs Mumbai-I)
(i) Mumbai Customs (General) :25
(ii) Mumbai Customs (Export-l) : 20
(iii) Mumbai Customs (Import-I) 25
(iv) Mumbai Customs Import-lI) 25
(v) Mumbai Customs (Export-li) : 20
(vi) Nahva Sheva-I : 35
(vii) Nahva Sheva-Il : 35
(viii) Nahva Sheva-III : 35
(ix) Nahva Sheva-IV : 35
(x) Nahva Sheva-V : 35
(xi) Nahva Sheva General : 35
(xii) Mumba’ Customs-I (AP): 10
(xiii) Mumbai Customs-lI :27
(xiv) Mumba’- Customs-Ill :27
(xv) Mumbat Customs-IV : 27
(xvi) Mumbai Customs-V : 27
(xvii) Mumbai Customs (P) : 20
(xviii) Goa Custom House : 35
(xix) Pune-I CE : 3
(xx) Pune Customs : 5
(xxi) Nashik-l CE : 1
(xxii) Aurangabad CE : 5
(xxiii) Nagpur-I CE : 5
(xxiv) Ahmedabad Customs : 14
(xxv) Kandla Customs : 11
(xxvi) Jamnagar Customs (P) : 6
(xxvii) Mundra Customs : 24
(xxviii) Delhi Customs Airport : 20
(xxix) Delhi Customs ACC Export : 4
(xxx) Delhi Customs (PPG & Other ICDs): 10
(xxxi) Chandigarh-l CE : 6
(xxxii) Jodhpur Customs (P) : 10

Total : 622

Chennai Customs Cadre of Appraiser (CCA- Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai)
(i) Chennai Customs (Airport) : 10
(ii) Chennai Customs Sea North : 35
(iii) Chennai Customs Sea CentraI : 35
(iv) Chennai Customs Sea East : 35
(v) Chenriai Customs Sea West : 35
(vi) Chennai Customs Sea South : 25
(vii) Chennai Customs ACC : 35
(viii) Chennai Sea General : 20
(ix) Cochin Customs (P) : 2
(x) Cochin Custom House : 25
(xi) Vizag Custom House : 20
(xii) Bangalore Customs (Airport & ACC):20
(xiii) Mangaore Customs : 10
(xiv) Thirvanthapuram CE : 5
(xv) Coimbatore CE : 3
(xvi) Tuticonri Customs : 5
(xvii) Trichy Customs (P) : 10
(xviii) Hyderabad Customs : 20
(xix) Guntur CE : 5
(xx) Delhi Customs Airport : 10
(xxi) Delhi Customs ACC Export : 3
(xxii) Delhi Customs (PPG & Other ICDs)’ : 10
(xxiii) Amritsar Customs (P) : 5

Total : 383

III. Kolkata Customs Cadre of Appraiser (CCA- Chief Commissioner of Customs, Kolkata)
(i) Kolkata Customs Port : 96
(ii) Kolkata Customs Airport & ACC: 39
(iii) Kanpur CE : 7
(iv) Meerut CE : 3
(e) NOIDA Customs : 6
(vi) Lucknow Customs (P) : 4
(vii) Shillong Customs (P) : 2
(viii) Bhubaneshwar Customs (P) : 4
(ix) Delhi Customs Airport : 10
(X) Delhi Customs ACC Export : 3
(xi) Delhi Customs (PPG & Other lCDs): 10
(xii) Ludhiana Customs : 5

Total : 189

Total Cadre-wise Strength:
I. Mumbai Customs Cadre : 622
II. Chennai Customs Cadre : 383
III. Kolkata Customs Cadre : 189

Grand Total : 1194

Source: http://www.cbec.gov.in/deptt_offcr/cadre-restruct/alloctn-gp-abc.pdf
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Pay Commission team visits Siachen to get first-hand experience: India Today

The 7th Pay Commission visited forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir, including the world's highest battlefield on the Siachen glacier, to get the first-hand feel of the freezing temperatures and hardship faced by soldiers.

The 16-member team headed by the panel's chairman, retired judge A.K. Mathur, spent time at the base camp in Siachen and went to other forward areas. The three services have submitted a joint memorandum to the Pay Commission regarding their "wish list". The panel will visit other defence installations as it continues its deliberations till January 1, 2016.

The panel spent considerable time at the Siachen base camp, interacting with soldiers and asking them about the conditions in one of the toughest areas of the world. They were also flown over the glacier and landed at a forward post. The soldiers work under extreme climatic conditions where the weather is a constant enemy. The soldiers shared their experience and talked about the harsh climatic condition they face on the line of duty. The punishing weather does not allow a person to spend more than a week at the glacier and the forward posts, they told the panel.

The panel members also witnessed ice craft and mountaineering training being carried out at the Siachen Battle School.

The Pay Commission team also landed at the advanced landing ground at Daulat Beg Oldie on the border with China. It is the world's highest landing strip and air operations in the rarefied high altitude air are a challenge.

During their visits to the forward areas, the delegation laid floral wreaths at the Siachen War Memorial, Kargil War Memorial and the Rezangla War Memorial while paying tributes to our martyrs, a defence PRO said.

At the Line of Actual Control, the Pay Commission members interacted with personnel from the Indian Air Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Officials said the panel will have to consider the unique situation faced by the jawans, who are exposed to severe medical conditions because of the inhospitable environment. "The climate does not suit human habitation but the army jawans are positioned in the area manning the territory all through the year," an official said.

This is only the first round of interaction and more inputs would be sought by the team in the coming months.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the All Ladakh Central Government Employees (ALCGE), which comprises staff of Doordarshan, High Altitude Research Centre, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Institute of Buddhist Studies and Air Force Authority of India, met Justice Mathur's team.


Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/7th-pay-commission-jammu-and-kashmir-siachen-glacier-indian-army/1/395791.html
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Armed forces want higher allowances for 'hardship' postings

 NEW DELHI: The armed forces are seeking an enhancement of allowances for their personnel posted in "hardship" areas on the pattern of high-altitude Siachen in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Many of the areas where the armed forces operate are hardship areas. So what one is looking at is an enhancement in allowances," a defence official said.

 While officials agree that allowances for other areas cannot be matched with that of the Siachen, they are looking at an increase in the 7th Pay Commission which is currently assessing the situation.

At present, a soldier posted in Siachen gets around Rs 8,000 per month as hardship allowance, which is the highest.

At present the allowances vary from area to area. Those involved in counter insurgency operations in northeast and Kashmir get an 'insurgency' allowance while those posted in higher altitude get other allowances.


The official said the Joint Services Memorandum, submitted about two months ago, has raised a number of expectations before the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Incidentally, the Pay Commission is on a four-day visit to Ladakh region, particularly world's highest battlefield at Siachen glacier to meet soldiers performing their duties in challenging operational conditions.

The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur and comprising former IAS officer Vivek Rae, full-time member Meena Agarwal, Secretary and 14 other members are vising Ladakh from October 12 to 15.

They were briefed on the peculiarities of difficult terrain, inclement weather and challenging operational conditions under which our soldiers are performing duties in various parts of Ladakh, including Siachen glacier.

The Commission members also visited remote posts in Eastern Ladakh and Kargil. They also landed at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO), the scene of last year's face-off between Indian and Chinese troops.

They interacted with soldiers from the Air Force, ITBP, BRO, and representatives of the DRDO.

Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-15/news/55059465_1_siachen-glacier-7th-central-pay-commission-allowances
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shocking figures of attendance in central government offices – Attendance.gov.in tracks minute by minute

Government website throws up shocking attendance figures

Blame it on Urban development minister M.Venkaiah Naidu. He made a couple of surprise visits to his ministry in June and July and a government attendance website was launched, which is throwing up stunning figures of attendance in central government offices. If attendance.gov.in is to be believed, nearly 40% of central government employees tend to be absent from work on any single working day of the week. Attendance.gov.in is a live website and tracks attendance minute by minute

For example, on Friday, October 10, of 50,587 central government employees registered with attendance.gov.in, the recently launched “attendance website” by the Modi government, only 27,553 were present. The remaining 22,000 odd employees had not turned up for work for whatever reason.

The story of this bureaucratic-lethargy started when, soon after taking charge of the Urban development ministry, Naidu checked into Nirman Bhavan, once on June 12, and then on July 28. “That is when late coming to office was noticed. Shri Naidu then directed ministry officials to take necessary measures to ensure punctuality at work,” says a PIB note issued on August 13.

Very soon biometric attendance marker systems were installed in Nirman Bhavan. Other ministries followed suit, and the ‘Babu’ was forced to answer to an electronic roll-call, mornings and evenings. Attendance.gov.in was simultaneously launched. It took some days but now the website is in full flow, and throwing up numbers that tell the story in numbers.

Source:http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-government-website-throws-up-shocking-attendance-figures-2025075
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Pension regulator to pitch for tax break on NPS withdrawals

Pension regulator PFRDA will soon approach Finance Ministry seeking tax exemption for withdrawals under the National Pension System (NPS), its Chairman Hemant G Contractor has said.

This will be the first time PFRDA-- after getting statutory recognition in February 2014-- will seek a tax break for NPS.

The Finance Ministry will soon start the budget preparation exercise for Budget 2015-16, which will be the first comprehensive budget of the new Modi-Government.

Prior to the statutory recognition, the interim pension regulator had sought tax exemption on NPS withdrawals, but that tax break was not provided by the erstwhile UPA Government.

In his first interaction with mediapersons here on Wednesday, the new PFRDA Chairman, Contractor said there was need for some "fiscal" push from the Government to make NPS popular in the country.

A tax exemption on NPS withdrawals would address the "adequacy" aspect of retirement monies and ensure that taxes don't eat into the retirement corpus of a subscriber.

Under the current income tax law, there is no tax incidence on contribution or accumulation phase, but tax would be levied at the withdrawal stage

A tax exemption on NPS withdrawals would level the playing field with products such as provident funds.

The direct taxes code proposed by the UPA regime had suggested that 'Exempt-Exempt-Exempt' regime be adopted for financial savings products like NPS.

Indications are that the new dispensation at the Centre will look to bring its own version of new income-tax law.

SWAVALAMBAN

PFRDA Chairman Contractor said the Swavalamban scheme has been made an integral part of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the flagship financial programme of the Modi-led Government.

PFRDA has fixed a target of fifty five lakhs subscribers of Swavalamban under PMJDY.

This target of fifty five lakhs subscribers has been allocated to all the banks working as aggregators. Targets have also been allocated to other categories of aggregators.

srivats.kr@thehindu.co.in

Source:http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/banking/pfrda-to-pitch-for-tax-exemption-on-nps-withdrawals/article6503448.ece
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bank staff may come under govt pay panel

Even after several rounds of talks between bank  employee unions and the Indian Banks Association (IBA), there seems to be no consensus on the quantum of salary hike for over 800,000 employees at different public sector lenders.

While the IBA has indicated that the maximum hike that can be offered to employees is about 11%, unions are demanding a 25% raise.

With the stalemate still continuing, sources said a proposal could also be considered to bring them under the purview of the Seventh Pay Commission, which has already been constituted. A large section of bank employees are, however, unwilling to do the same.

“There needs to be an end to the stalemate and this is an option that has also come up,” an official source who refused to be identified said.

IBA chairman, TM Bhasin, however, told HT that there was no proposal to bring bank employees under the purview of the pay commission. “IBA has no such consideration and no proposal has come to the IBA,” he said.

“There have been some reports of bringing the bank employees under the purview of the pay commission but we are completely opposed to such a move,” said CH Venkatachalam, general secretary, All India Bank Employees Association.

The salary revision of bank employees is due since November 2012.

Unions meanwhile have threatened to go on a strike on November 12. There could even be an indefinite strike thereafter if the issue is not addressed, union representatives said.

A senior bank executive said the issue of wage settlement would have to be sorted at the earliest and the finance ministry could intervene to ensure that the deadlock comes to an end.

“At a time, when the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is underway and targets have to be met, there is little scope to lose time,” he said.

Source"http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/bank-staff-may-come-under-govt-pay-panel/article1-1274958.aspx
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Sick Bank And Wage Revision

Youngsters in Public Sector Banks are mostly crying on Facebook but do not think it necessary to strictly follow union line of action and Union leaders do not think it necessary to talk to youngsters before taking a final call on any issue. Leaders act as if they are forced to act. They do not have inner feeling to fight against injustice.Young bankers do not make effort and do not have enough courage  to safeguard banks from bad bosses and bad union leaders.

Wage structure of bankers have suffered erosion in each settlement during last two decades as compared to that of central government employees. . Delay in settlement has become unavoidable .

Is it imaginable for any PSU where wage talks are not finalised even after two years?

Even other PSUs are paying huge sums in Ex-gratia to all staff of all cadres which is as good as bonus. Bankers are deprived of bonus for last two decades. Only a few Subordinate staff are paid bonus.

Old leaders are in general speakers of top bosses. Staff in general are afraid of union leaders and not their bosses. There may not be bigger tragedy than this.

It is not only an issue of wage revision, bank staff in fact has lost their self respect and doing slavery to earn their livelihood. Situation is more pathetic than it was before nationalisation.

Leaders are mostly followers of left parties which have lost their place in political domain. CPI or CPM minded leaders of UFBU do no want early wage settlement to tarnish the image of BJP and Modi. Some of bank staff blame Mr. Narendra Modi , PM for delay. But in fact neither IBA nor UFBU have ever approached PM Modi for expeditious settlement.

Bank staff are subjected to sufferings only to serve the political interest of a few dirty leaders. Dirty game of few selfish leaders has not only ruined the future of bank staff , but also contributed largely in deteriorating health of bank assets and sharp rise in NPA and erosion in profit.

Big corporatess are looting banks in nexus with top bosses, mid-segment borrowers have looted bank's branches in towns and cities and small borrowers have decided not to repay the bank loan in villages and towns. Slow poison of small bad loans or deep poision of bulk loans , both have harmed banks to a great extent . Bank staff are mostly silent spectator of large scale loot and to save their corrupt colleague they allow Chirharn of good bankers.

Politiicians are bus in using banks for political gain and they do not want to punish officials of administrative and legal machineries who are wilfully not acting against defaulters of banks.
Who will save the banks? Who is botherd of bank staff and their families.

RBI believes in getting certificates of good health from bank CEOs. Whenever any exposure of top bosses comes to light , they will write a letter to the concrned bank and bank in turn will give a certificate that everything is OK. RBI has neither will to verif the truth nor do they have enough staff to verify the veracity of such certificates. Several scams and nemerous frauds similar to Satyam Scam has surfaced but none of top officials , ministes, politicians, borrowers and government officials have been taken to task. Always a few junior officers are subjected to little punishment to close the cases of frauds and scams involving hundrds and thousands of crores of rupees.

If RBI honestly investigates the reason of each bad accounts of one crore and above I think majority of current or retired CMD, ED, GM, DGM ,AGM and CMs will go to jail.It will not be an exaggeration to say that only and only corrupt officers have reached top levels and only corrupt officers have moved fast in their career. And it is they who have damaged banks and who will further add fuel to fire because till now no concrete step has ben taken to reverse the trend and no action has been taken against real culprit to send clear message down the line that cases of corruption will not be tolerated.

Similarly Chief Vigilence Officers and CVOs are palying their role . Afte they picked up from gang of courrpt officers sitting at top posts in various banks. CVOs in general are more corrupt and it is they who earn money to close the chapter of corruption for ever. They too do not have enough staff and neither they are dry honest . As such all cases of bad lending or fraud are closed without any drastic action against real culprit.

Audit and inspection department of each bank is also manned by dirty officers or are suffering from heavy work load due to less number of staff. They just do the formalaities of auditing and inspecting the branches.They are not allowed to give true report of bad lending and fraudulent transactions even if some of honest auditors like to report on it. They have to give good rating to all branches and submit certificate of good health to their bosses even if they detect cases of fraud or bad loaning by bank officials or any irregulalities.

RBI nominated Statutory auditors or concurrent auditors or RBI inspectors are also functioning in the same way as others are . They are victim of gifts and bribes. They all want red carpet wrlcome by bank officials. Huge money spent on auditors, internal or external after all comes from banks expenditure accounts or bad borrowers who managed all illegal expenses to reamin in good book of banks bosses.

I am unable to dream that government of India will be able to control the vicious circle of bad officials sitting in all offices .All top officials preach good sermons and all speak good words when they are addressing public or bank staff but in practice they do just the opposite  . But when someone talk of corruption of high level, they will pass the matter to some others.

See the latest example of Supreme Court order cancelling allocation of coal mines . More than 25 percent of banks advances are related to infrastructure sector and power sector and most of them have been in bad health for years together and for even decades . But clever politicians and clever bankers have put entire blame on Supreme Court order of cancellation of coal licenses. In 2008 they blamed Subprime crisis of USA and later they accused RBI for not lowering interest rate . None of regulators like to pinpoint accusing fingers towards the real guilty , it is their culture. Who will bell the cat?

If the same situation persists, bank staff should leave the idea of improvement of banks and should not hope for respectful service and neither hope for respectful wage hike.  o
Politicians who have caused much damage to banks to serve their political interest now talk of paying capacity of banks and suggest denial of wage hike as demanded by bank unions on the ground of less profitability and more NPA. Neither Finance Secretary nor FM is bothered of delay in wage settlement and neither they are worried of bank's health. They do not understand that billions of rupees are to protected by bankers and if these bankers are dissatisfied and frustrated, the quality of health will further deteriorate . They are allowing reckless branch expansion without taking care of quality and quantity of bank staff . Billions of rupees are lost in frauds and scams and bad debts , but the are least bothered. They are positive minded.

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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014

On the basis of the result of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 held on 24.08.2014, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014.

The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form, DAF (CSM), for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014, which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsc.gov.inHYPERLINK "http://www.upsc.gov.in/". All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF (CSM) online and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 to be held from Sunday, the 14th December, 2014. The DAF (CSM) will be available on the website of the Commission from Tuesday, October 28, 2014 till Tuesday, November 11 2014.  Important instructions for filling up of the DAF (CSM) and for submitting the completely filled application form ONLINE, to the Commission, would also be available on the website. The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE Detailed Application Form. The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Civil Services Examination, 2014 published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) of Department of Personnel and Training Notification dated 31.05.2014, which is also available on the Website of the Commission.

All the qualified candidates are also required to take a print out of the finally submitted DAF (CSM) separately after submitting the duly filled DAF (CSM) ONLINE. The successful candidates will have to send the printed copy of the DAF (CSM) duly signed by the candidates along with all relevant documents including the prescribed fees, wherever applicable, as enclosures addressed to the Under Secretary [CS(M)],  Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069, so as to reach the Commission`s Office latest by Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 P.M.    The envelope containing the print out of the DAF(CSM) that was submitted ONLINE by the successful candidate should be superscribed “Application for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014”. It can also be delivered at the Union Public Service Commission counter by hand till by Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 P.M.    It may be noted that mere submission of application form DAF(CSM), either online or the printout copy thereof,  does not, ipso facto, confer upon the candidates any right for admission to the Main Examination. The admission certificate along with the time table of the Main Examination will be uploaded on the Commission’s Website to the eligible candidates around 2 weeks before the commencement of the examination.   Changes, if any, in the postal address after submission of the DAF (CSM) may be communicated to the Commission at once.

Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014 will be provided only after the entire process of the Civil Services Examination, 2014, is over i.e. after the declaration of final result. Therefore, No application under RTI Act, 2005 or otherwise will be entertained in this regard.

The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi.  Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above mentioned examination on all working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or on Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from this Facilitation Counter.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing Union Public Service Commission Website www.upsc.gov.in .
   
The results of Roll Numbers 407292 , 990000 , 990001 , 990002 , 990003 , 990004 , 990005 , 990006 , 990007 and 990008 have been withheld on the directions of Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal Principal Bench at New Delhi . The Commission have also decided to withhold the result of the roll number 051913.

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Result of CS(P) Examination, 2014 For Candidates Who Have Qualified For Admission in Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2014

         On the basis of screening test held through CS(P) Examination, 2014  on 24.08.2014, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2014.

            The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for IFoS (Main) Examination, 2014 which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsc.gov.inHYPERLINK "http://www.upsc.gov.in/". All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF-IFoS and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2014 to be held from November 22, 2014. The DAF will be available on the website of the Commission from   17-10-2014 to  31-10-2014 till 23.59 Hrs.   Important instructions regarding filling up of the DAF-IFoS and submitting the same ONLINE to the Commission would also be available on the website. The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE Detailed Application Form. The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2014 published in the gazette of India (Extraordinary) of Ministry of Environment of Forests dated 31-05-2014, which is also available on the website of the Commission.

             After submitting the  duly filled DAF  ONLINE, the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted DAF  separately and will have to send the printed copy of the DAF  duly signed in ink by the candidates alongwith all relevant documents wherever applicable as enclosures including the prescribed fees of Rs.200/- addressed to the Under Secretary [(IFoS],  Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069, so as to reach the Commission`s Office latest by 07-11-2014. The envelope containing the print out of the DAF submitted ONLINE should be superscribed “Application for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2014”. It can also be delivered at Union Public Service Commission counter by hand till 07-11-2014 (17.00 Hrs.).   It may be noted that mere submission of application form does not, ipso facto, confer on any right for admission to the Main Examination.     The admission certificate alongwith the time table of the Main Examination will be uploaded on the Commission’s website to the eligible candidates 2-3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.   Changes, if any, in the postal address after submission of the DAF  may be communicated to the Commission at once.

            Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of screening test held through CS(P) Examination, 2014   will be uploaded on the Commission web site i.e, www.upsc.gov.in  only after entire process of the IFoS Examination, 2014 is over i.e. after the declaration of final result of IFoS Examination, 2014.

 The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above mentioned examination on all working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs., in person or on Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from this Facilitation Counter.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing Union Public Service Commission Website www.upsc.gov.in.
                                                                                                                 
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